Rome the cradle of ancient history. The second largest empire after the Mongols, the Roman Empire probably had the largest influence on modern history. Known as the land where the republic began, Ancient Rome is the precursor to the principles followed by most democracies today. This has been a place we have been planning to visit forever (wife's been here before), however we wanted to visit a few other continents before we got back to Europe.
After a short 2 night stay at Positano, we took the high speed train from Salerno to Rome. One tip for Italy is book your tickets before hand on an Omio as there are multiple private railway services and they charge a premium if you book just before the rail ride, which we realised courtesy a fellow tourist.
Where to stay: Rome has multiple neighbourhoods, most famous of them the Spanish steps which is close to the tourist attractions. However with many of Rome Metro stations now closed for repair indefinitely you might want to choose a place near Colloseum. However if you like access to good food and wine choose Trastevere which we did. It has some of the best restaurants and a Tram service into the heart of Ancient Rome. Basis our travels around Rome, we would also suggest a location near Trevis fall.
How to travel: Get yourself a Rome Metrobus card for the duration you are going to. since we were broadly going to be there for 72 hours, we chose the 72 hrs card, which costs 18Euro per person. This is not to be mistaken with the Roma pass, which also includes access to museums etc, however we suggest direct skip the line tickets or tours for the colosseum and Vatican as even with the Roma card you have to pay an additional fee to block your time. We heard the Omnia card basis all this was most wasteful unless you are one of those super dedicated tourists who visits each museum. But that's a matter of choice so please look through all options.
1st day - Land in Rome, get your travel pass, visit Piazza Navona, Trevi falls, Spanish steps
2nd Day - Tour to Colloseum, Palatine hill and Roman Agora, Pantheon and Piazza Venezia
3rd Day - Vatican City tour, St Peter's Cathedral and Colloseum at Night
4th Day - Rome to Milan
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